Attorney General Ford Announces Reappointment of Nevada State Consumer Advocate Ernest Figueroa

July 1, 2021

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced the reappointment of Ernest Figueroa as Nevada’s State Consumer Advocate and head of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. This is Figueroa’s second term serving as Nevada’s Consumer Advocate after being appointed in 2017.

Figueroa began his state service in 2001 as a Deputy Attorney General with the Bureau of Consumer Protection, most recently serving as a Chief Deputy Attorney General with the Bureau. Figueroa has spent his legal career finding ways to protect Nevada’s consumers. Under his tenure, the Bureau of Consumer Protection has played an integral role in Nevada’s opioid litigation to bring justice for the thousands of Nevada families devastated by the opioid crisis. The Bureau of Consumer Protection also played an instrumental role in the last Nevada Power rate case that resulted in a $93M rate decrease for southern Nevada ratepayers and a $120 million bill credit in December, 2020.

“Ernest Figueroa is a hard-working and humble public servant who has spent his career helping Nevadans,” said Attorney General Aaron D. Ford. “I’m proud to reappoint him today so he can continue his important efforts for all Nevada consumers.”

Figueroa’s previous duties included managing the Civil Fraud Unit, where he played an instrumental role in the successful resolution of several high-profile cases, including the National Mortgage Settlement, State of Nevada v. Bank of America, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase, all resulting in important relief for Nevada and its residents. He also previously served as Nevada’s representative on the National Multistate Settlement Monitoring Committee.

“Moving forward, I am proud to continue to lead the Bureau of Consumer Protection in its task to represent Nevada’s consumers and fight for their rights and protections,” said Ernest Figueroa.

Figueroa received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College in 1994 and his juris doctorate from the California Western School of Law in 1996.

To learn more about AG Ford’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, click here.